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  1. Thanks everyone! I have looked at a few of our movies before and I remember Monsters University has a French setting. That has definitely been in our plans. Has anyone had any experience with The Learnables? The Homeschool Buyer's Co-op is having a sale right now on that program. And I know when I spoke with Lee Binz at the homeschool convention, that was another program she suggested. It's writing for learning at home, which makes it easier to use in homeschooling. At the homeschool convention, I did end up getting French In 10 MInutes A Day, along with the 6 Audio CD set to use wit
  2. Thanks so much for sharing all your experiences. I really appreciate it. I have The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears A Who, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, all in French, but we haven't used them much. I think having a native speaker audio CD component would help her. I just don't know if that's available. I was intending to get Madeleine, too, as that was originally in French, wasn't it? I will be looking into these suggestions. I don't think a French tutor is in our budget right now, but perhaps in the future.
  3. My daughter will be a 9th grader in the fall. I'm trying to make sure her English is all lined up, not just for 9th grade, but with a general idea of what I might do for the rest of high school. We already plan to use Introduction to Literature, from Excellence in Literature. But my daughter really wants to concentrate on writing. I want to be sure she has all the skills she needs for college. Does anyone recommend Institute for Excellence in Writing for a high school student? Specifically, I'm looking at fitting some Grammar in with the Fix-It! Grammar series. That will last the entir
  4. My daughter will officially be a 9th grader this fall. She has chosen French for her foreign language. I did start her on some French learning for 8th grade, including a French Immersion computer program from Costco, a DK Learning program that included an audio CD (because if she has to rely on MY pronunciation of French, she will be a lost cause), and a couple of books like Barron's EZ French. Well, she hates the book. It doesn't explain things enough and she keeps finding things that annoy her. When it comes down to it, I really don't feel she has done enough to count as a high schoo
  5. We tried this with my son, who is 8, and while I liked it he hated it. He is my anti-worksheet kid and he was able to do the program for awhile. He seemed to enjoy it but then he just hit a wall with everything. I may come back to it with him later but I doubt I'll buy any other levels.
  6. WOW! Thanks for sharing this!
  7. Now through 4/29 Don't shoot the messenger ;) So, what does everyone recommend?
  8. My oldest is a 7th grader and this is her 4th year homeschooling. I have always been eclectic with our homeschooling but I think my daughter is old enough that she needs more. What I am giving her isn't challenging enough. I'm trying to look at boxed curriculum and see if there is something out there that would be a good fit. Something that doesn't need a lot of prep time and that gives my daughter more of the responsibility of her own education. I will be overseeing everything, of course, and helping whenever she needs it. But it sure would be nice if she could have her days planned ahead and
  9. Okay, I started reading through the "what curriculum do you hate?" thread and saw several people hate ETC online. I've got this page up on sale at the Homeschool Buyer's Coop and I'm now wondering if it's a mistake to buy it. Any thoughts? Good or bad? My 7 year old is working his way through Reading Eggs, and ETC online seemed like a good thing to add to that. He can sound stuff out but it takes effort and he just hasn't "clicked" yet. (Please tell me that will be soon!) I really want him practicing phonics every day. He often balks at reading to me and I make him work through it be
  10. I would like to make a type of unit study from Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I am just not sure where to start. I'd like to incorporate copywork, grammar, vocabulary, history, and even a little geography, all in one. My son just needs....something. Something I haven't been able to find and I just can't afford to spend money on many different options, trying to find the right curriculum. I have a horrible suspicion that it doesn't exist and I'll never be satisfied. Has anyone done anything like this? Have any suggestions? I'm a little overwhelmed, but I'd really lik
  11. Following.... These look pretty good. I may have to pick some of these up. If I order something at this time, does it start back with September? Or does it just pick up in the current month and I've missed some?
  12. I really appreciate everyone weighing in. I will definitely be checking out Xtra Math!
  13. What if I don't have the book, either? Would it be worth it to buy the book, rather than the DVD? If it helps, great. If not, I don't want to waste my money
  14. I am considering getting this for my 4th grade son. He definitely needs assistance in memorizing the multiplication tables and I want to help him as much as possible. Any ideas on addition and subtraction tables, too? My younger son is just learning this. I've tried the Timez Attacks online game but neither of my boys really like it. Thanks!
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